Alberni RCMP identify man found dead in Fishermen’s Harbour

Port Alberni RCMP have identified the man who was found dead at Fishermen's Harbour as Jack Wayne Woods, 56

Port Alberni RCMP have identified the man who was found dead at Fishermen’s Harbour as Jack Wayne Woods, 56.

Emergency personnel responded to the harbour early Wednesday morning after a passerby discovered Woods’ body near a boat at the dock.

Police and B.C. Ambulance Service personnel attended to Woods at his boat where he lived the previous evening because he was experiencing medical difficulties.  Woods refused medical attention and remained on his boat.

Police have ruled out foul play. An autopsy was performed on Thursday, the results of which haven’t been released yet, RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Murray said.

Woods was a resident of the Valley but is also reported to have spent considerable time throughout the year in Kildonan, down the Alberni Inlet.

Police have notified Woods partner of his death, and have done their best to notify other next of kin. But ‘family estrangement’ has made this difficult, Murray said.

“Everyone has found out by now somehow and in some way now.”

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